Conte eyes new No.2 but ‘will listen to offers’ for Courtois

Date published: Sunday 26th June 2016 10:25 - Mark Holmes

Thibaut Courtois: Future at Chelsea remains uncertain

Antonio Conte is willing to let Thibaut Courtois leave Chelsea this summer but will sign a new No.2 if the Belgian remains at Stamford Bridge.

Despite recent reports to the contrary, The Sun on Sunday claims Conte is open to the idea of selling Courtois after a difficult 12 months for the 23-year-old.

However, a more likely scenario would appear to be that Chelsea keep hold of Courtois for another 12 months and instead sign a new back-up goalkeeper, with Asmir Begovic determined to get regular first-team football next season.

Steve Mandana has been linked, but Egypt’s Ahmed El-Shenawy has also emerged as an option, according to the newspaper.

The 25-year-old has only one year remaining on his contract at Zamalek and so could be allowed to move on for around £3million this summer.

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